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. the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, has tonight's most critical job, reminding voters why they liked her husband enough to put him in the white house, and to make the case for giving him another four years. joining us now in our coverage all of this week, anderson cooper, high above the floor. >> our new poll shows why that case is more urgent than ever for the democrat. new numbers on mitt romney's convention bounds. john, what are the numbers? >> anderson, as the democrats open their convention tonight, let's look at that very question. we know governor romney got a one-point bounce out of his convention, not so great, about half what the president got four years ago. not a big bounce. where does that leave us? the democrats' opening night two months from a critical election day. doesn't get any closer than that. 48-48. >> the convention will pay tribute to a champion of health care reform, the late senator edward kennedy, and the woman who stood by his side, vicki kennedy. >> meanwhile, the floor plan is completely different from the republican convention in tampa. sinc
to what people are expecting from the first lady michelle obama's speech tonight. >> look, that is part of the reason for the excitement because first of all, have you these people and the configuration as you can see behind me, i'm above the podium which is a really great vantage point. as you can see, people are -- very, few people, very few delegations are actually on the floor. it is a bowl. they are up and around on the sides. that is, i think, making it sound a lot larger, louder, than it actually might be. it is very loud. they are very excited and they are not all here yet. there are a lot of empty seats. typically people are at dinner now but will be here in time for the keynote address. people are excited to hear castro the keynote speaker, but principally this is michelle obama's night. she is already throughout the campaign. they sent sought an e-mail a half hour ago asking people to text and send in $3 donations in advance of her speech. she told ryan seacrest today on his radio show she had not watched ann romney's speech and came here briefly to look at the stage and look
and his wife, michele obama. >> michele was unbelievable. >> and joe biden. >> john kerry. >> john kerry did well, biden did well, clinton was incredible, michele obama was incredible. but you know, it -- >> it's a high bar to clear for the guy. >> and also, though, if you want to compare it to tampa, i mean, obviously so much -- >> they had to hold everyone back. >> so much better than everybody at tampa. we're not going to even -- but as far as substance goes, i agree. >> beautiful. >> he said nothing, but he said nothing so much better than mitt romney said nothing. >> yeah. >> which i was talking -- >> that's it. >> let's be clear, we were talking about how high the bar was for obama. talk about mitt romney, it's a low bar for mitt romney to clear that bar. he was somewhere in between those things. i thought the first two-thirds of the speech, and many people have said this, it did feel like a state of the union speech. little bit of a laundry list and very -- not just as mark said, not only did he say nothing new, he said nothing bold and he said nothing very specific. you know, one
first lady michelle obama had to say. >>> charges of national security leaks rocking israel forcing prime minister netanyahu to cancel a cabinet meeting. what one of his cabinet members is demand something even more shocking. we'll tell you about that. >>> verdict watch at the drew peterson murder trial. the jury is deliberating the case of the former police officer accused of killing his third wife while he remains under a cloud of suspicion in the disappearance of his fourth wife. all new, all live, it's "happening now" jenna: hi, everybody. great to see you on this wednesday. lots of news to get to today. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. breaking at the democratic convention, president obama's big speech nurse night is being moved from an outdoor football stadium to an indoor arena. democratic officials citing concerns about the possibility of a severe weather. jenna: wasn't just republicans that have to deal with weather. jon: both parties having weather problems. jenna: even in politics there are things you can't control. jon: don't mess with mother nature. jenna: don't mess
, michelle obama, is already here. she gave one of the big speeches last night at the democratic national convention. we want to hear your calls and reaction to this week's events. here are the numbers to call. even the much of the c-span team is down here in charlotte, to be covered and what is happening in the convention. but go to our first call and hear what donovan have to say on the democratic line from l a >> i just wanted to say, democrats really need to get together in the battleground states and stand up for president obama. i am down here in louisiana, after this hurricane. i have never seen the government act so fast and so incisive on what they want to do to help the people down here. it has been great. even president obama came down, even though the convention is going down, he came down to talk to the people. it is a blessing to see that. the president is really on the people's side out here. in louisiana, that is how we feel. host: will you be watching or listening to the speeches tonight? caller: yes, the power and water just came back on. we will be watching the conventi
: hi. i watched the speeches last night. i was pretty disgusted about it, how michelle obama was talking about her husband was going to help everybody, we are going to give money for people to go to school. it just seems like everybody is just waiting for handouts from them. , that's great that we want to help everybody, but the reality is our country is almost bankrupt. we are already. where are they going to get all this money to hand out to everybody? guest: well, the issue of the economy and government spending is a difficult one. that is one of the major dividers between the two campaigns. who -- where does the investment and the growth need to come from? does it come from the bottom up or the top down? that is a basic thing that voters are going to have to decide. but i think you also tapped into sentiments that are out there. a lot of people are tired of hearing more of what they may perceive as the same. i think that is part of the enthusiasm gap. people have forgotten that the government is for the people and that we ultimately have a choice. i always told my student
. [cheers] no one could tell it as well as michelle obama, as you did last night, on monday night. i know him from a different perspective. i know him and i want to show you the character of a leader who had what it took when the american people stood on the brink of a new depression. a leader who has what it takes to lead us over the next four years to the future as great as our people. i want to take you inside the white house to see the president as i see him every day. i didn't see him and sound bites. i walked 30 paces down the hall and i see him. i watch him in action. four years ago, the middle class was already losing ground and then the bottom fell out. the financial crisis hit piece sledgehammer. all the people i grew up with. you remember the headlines. you saw some in the previews. highlight, highest job losses in 60 years. headlines, economy on the brink. it's plummet -- markets plummeted worldwide. he knew he had not only to restore the confidence of a nation but he had to restore the confidence of the whole world. [cheers] and he also knew that one false move could bring a
. >> thanks, craig. >>> the battle of the spouses in this presidential campaign. michelle obama set to address a key constituency for her husband tonight in pennsylvania. and ann romney will go late night next week. we'll tell you what show she'll be appearing on without her husband. [ male announcer ] 6 years old. then 7. going on 11. in the blink of an eye, they're all grown up. marie callender's homemade tastes are another great reason to sit down and savor every last moment. ♪ because time flies... right before your eyes. marie callender's. it's time to savor. begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september. it pays to discover. what a bargain! [ female announcer ] sometimes a good deal
. there is a quotation where he talks about michele obama doesn't like hillary clinton and referred tow her as a snake in the past. just remember they don't like each other. >> gretchen: we are hours away from the dnc. and there is a look at who will be center stage to make the case for the president. >> for a lot of people first lady michele obama will be the highlighted speaker but the mayor of san antonio will deliver the key note tonight. mrs. -- the first lady toured the stage and getting familiar with the hall. the audience mostly workers and many of whom are still arriving and many were delayed by the thunderstorms. president obama toured some of the damage boy louisiana. consoling the victims and thanking the first responders. he celebrated labor day and aiming to block mitt romney's road to the white house. >> it is working people like you who have to lay the cornerstones. things that people take for granted and were not always there. 40 hour workweek. weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security, and medicare. >> here in north carolina paul ryan is aiming to
convention. on the thursday, we will hear from michelle obama. wednesday, former president bill clinton. thursday, speeches by vice- president in and vice president -- and president obama. it is live on c-span. arkansas or governor bill clinton accepting the democratic nomination in 1992. this is the first campaign at the the persian gulf war in 1990. he a merchant against jerry brown, tom harkin, bob carry and former senator. his speech is a little under one hour. [applause] [chanting usa] governor richards, chairman brown, mayor dinkins, you have been a great host. delegates, and myellow fellow americans, i am so proud of al gore. he said he came here tonight because he always wanted to warm up for elvis. i ran for president this year for one reason -- i wanted to come back to this convention and finish up that speech i started four years ago. [applause] well, last night, mario taught us how a real nominating speech should be given. [applause] he also made it clear why we have to steer our sister stayed on a new course. tonight, i want to talk to you about my hope for the future, my f
michelle obama will be marking the moments on the south lawn. >> on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks we pause now to remember that moment when the first plane hit the world trade center. >> it was so important health wise to remind women, you know, check your expiration date because it's a health risk. >> that was kris jenner of the kardashian family. c's "today" show not pausing for that moment of silence defending itself the next day saying it's not something we do. finally the president giving this statement to "the new york times." we made an editorial call resulting in the september 11 moment of silence not being seen. while we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers, and for that we apologize. >> i don't know. these things do not have the same resonance. december 1 1rks 1941, we don't all stop on -- >> to remember. >> pearl harbor day and remember it. and we used to, right? i don't know in history at what point that stopped but that is something that, you know, news networks have to grapple with. at what p
stuff. >>guest: it is a push back to the effort championed by first lady michelle obama that became the healthy hunger-free kids act of 2010. it caps the school lunches at 850 calories. the old minimum used to be 825 calories. the protests started. you mentioned the video made by students in kansas. it is entertaining. it shows the students exhausted and passing out. the active kids are not getting enough. by 1:30 or 2:00 they end up hungry and they go for the junk food. we talked with our medical "a" team and he said as long as there have been school lunches kids have complained about the almosts. >> it is good they express themselves. the expression is teaching them a lesson about the importance of food and what it means for their lives. i think you have to take it by individual case. parents should get involved. if a child feels hungry in school, a discussion has to be made and a good healthy choice can be introduceed. >>reporter: you are talking about federal regulation that paints with a broad brush and puts the athlete and the active students in the same category as the inacti
tonight. i've got to you if tonight is essentially afterglow from michelle obama's speech or is there a separate second night agenda for the democrats here leading up to the bill clinton speech? >> rachel, it looked for awhile there there were two versions of the democratic party. there was the clinton version and the barack obama version. that was a wrong perception a lot of us had. there are, in fact, two complimentary parts to the democratic party. the clinton part and the obama part. when they are together, it is a robust political party. when they are separated by division or bad feeling, they are not a strong political party. the clinton case has to come back for obama to win. it looks like it's coming back starting tonight. >> chris, are there any substantive differences between those two parts of the party you're talking about? any differences between clinton and obama that either need to be resolved or glossed over in order to make this sort of remarriage tonight work for the president? >> i don't know if it comes down to policy, but it certainly comes down to pol
. michelle obama, bill clinton, president obama did a better job making their case, selling their case to the american people. one other thing, though. that 47% remark governor romney made at that fund-raiser back in may that was released just last week, that's breaking through. i was in michigan last week. when you travel the country and talk to people, if you talk to pollsters they say it has hurt governor romney again on that fundamental question, who would best handle the economy and who represents your values. that has hurt. >> gloria, thank you. john king, thanks. >>> we got breaking news ahead on the program. for months, we have been reporting on charities that take your money and then don't deliver on their promises. tonight, the single largest fund-raising company in the world, quadriga art, will now have to answer questions from the u.s. senate about their financials. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just
fighters. weather moved tonight indoors. but after a first night owned by michelle obama, after a second night owned by president clinton, expectations for the finale are sky high. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention's final night begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed shultz, melissa harris-perry, chris hayes, and the senior strategist steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell and al sharpton will be joining us in a moment. leading us from the site of the convention is our colleague and friend chris matthews. you said on opening night this week that democrats were having more fun than republicans. but that didn't necessarily mean that they were winning. the democrats have been ecstatic at previous conventions where they had gone on to lose. so how do you rate the democrats' happiness and their prospects? >> wow. you're hitting me with the toughest questions. there's two months left with a lot of economic news to come. we've got the unemployment rate coming out tomorrow morning. two m
the enthusiasm level of rank-and-file democrats. i think it started with michelle obama's speech went off the charts with president clinton's speech. >> robert traynham, let's talk about this thing in denver this weekend. the first presidential debate. it will be the first opportunity that mitt romney has to reach an audience, unfiltered, tens of millions of people watching. what do you hope we're talking about thursday morning and what do you think we'll be talking about with regards to his debate performance? >> well, that's an interesting question, craig. i agree with the governor, that governor romney is a fairly good debater. look, at the end of the day, both president obama and governor romney are very, very smart individuals. they know exactly what they're talking about. they're comfortable in the policy space, so the question becomes on wednesday, what do we expect? well, i think we expect that this is probably going to be a duel, that both presidential candidates most likely will probably have a win in this, but the real question is whether or not those independent voters out the
have a funny question for you after listening to nancy pelosi speak now and thinking back on michelle obama last night talking about being the mom and she nancy pelosi introduced herself as a mother and a grandmother. and we saw her daughter and granddaughter in the crowd. is it possibly a strong, efficient, accomplished political woman anymore without saying you are a mom first? >> i am not a mom. i guess it is -- absolutely. but i have to laugh about all the times where nancy pelosi has described her leadership in terms of motherhood and in terms of being a woman. and i think it does make her a powerful leader. and i think my life experiences that i bring to the job everyday also make me a strong leader. >> and can i follow-up. michelle obama could have told an alternative story that she went to princeton, she went to harvard law and became a successful lawyer. she went to the chicago hospital system making $300,000 a year. top 1%. it was a successful career story. and she probably had doubts about leaving that behind. why is that not possible to tell that story? >> well, it is poss
this on television. let's liz listen. >> you had michelle obama and like lady gaga ask bill clinton like elvis and tonight justin bieber ask michael jackson and prince roll would up together. >> steve: they cancelled the big stadium but it was beautiful outside and not a cloud in the sky. not a rain cloud in the sky. >> gretchen: we'll do head lines for you. a true american hero killed trying to save a life. david nelson was visiting friend no, sir destroit when a car pulled up and start tod shoot a girl. nelson was killed . he earned a purple heart after being hit by enemy fire in iraq. >> steve: just like old times. except for hospital food. koch has been catching up with sphen year old peter balone. he is getting a stint put in koch set to go home later today. >> gretchen: there is a new food fight playing out in minnesota. stunes are outraged over the federal meal guide lines. and so on the chopping blook. cookies and old milk and rationing ketchup to one packet per stune. >> i plan on bringing a bag lunch. we are just play by ear. >> gretchen: the school blaming washington for the change.
fuglesang. i'll be filling in for steph all week in spite of a very angry letter from michelle obama. i'm delighted to be here. we have great guests lined up today and all week long. really what matters most is that you the current viewer get your news from the only channel that matters and the only news girl that matters of course, i'm talking about the luminous and brilliant jacki schechner. good morning jacki. >> good morning, john, how are you? can you hear me? maybe he can't hear me. good morning everybody. there is no viable path to the presidency for mitt romney that does not include ohio and new poll numbers show that he's now losing to president obama in the key battleground state. the president holds a 5-point lead, this according to the public policy polling which is a democratic leaning outfit. but what's important about this is that mitt romney's campaigning in ohio today and at this point in the game, the numbers show he still has some significant work to do. president up 50 to 45. meanwhile, mitt romney ma
, hey, we're hungry. this was championed by michelle obama along with the usda, and the idea is to give kids more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less fats and processed foods, and, of course, the schools have to go along with it, or they don't get reimbursed for the free lunches they've give out. calorie limits for kids 6-8, it is 700 calories and 9-12 you get 850 calories. come on, some football players need 850 calorie appetizers. look, the kids are now pushing back. in massachusetts they have created a black market for, are you ready? chocolate syrup. what they do is they smuggle it in, and they charge by the squeeze. and in kansas some kids and a teacher came up with a parody, a video turning the song "we are young" into "we are hungry." listen. ♪ now, i know that this is not all that you've got, i guess that i, i just thought maybe we could find a way not to start the day. ♪ but our friends -- >> reporter: goes on to show athletes that are falling down at practice. the video's gotten 100,000 youtube hits, but the usda does not appear to be entertained, saying they've g
the point, brian, to make about the security standards here. you can't go to a michelle obama campaign event without showing your i.d somehow these guys are traipsing in and out of the white house and, of course, i've been reporting on the incomplete nature of these white house visitor logs for so long, i discovered this guy's name and it turned up that he has visited in march. where is the lap dog media talk being this? one more point about this guy, he turns out to be a major funder of the center for constitutional rights. that is the left wing law firm that has sprung so many gitmo detainees and has been proud of it and guess what? one of the detainees that they're responsible for springing is kumu, the guy who is now considered the lead suspect in the benghazi attacks. full circle. if you don't collect the dots, you can't connect the dots. >> gretchen: there has been much made about the differing opinions and reasoning given by the obama administration about what actually happened there. so at first it was not a terrorist attack. then jay carney said that it was an obvious terrorist atta
'm not surprised at all because i've gotten to know her. she's fantastic. i also think michelle obama did a very good job. there were a lot of very good jobs, but i think the democrats had more appropriate people to the party than the republicans did. >> steve: there was also bill clinton who gave a great if not very long speech on behalf of the current president. >> he did. >> steve: the day after the president gave his speech, donald, and by all accounts, the president flat in comparison to some of the soaring rhetoric that we've heard in the past, the day after, out pops the jobs number and it just couldn't be worse for the white house.6,000d 368,000 people left the hunt for jobs. for every job created, four people dropped out. the economic news couldn't get worse for the president. >> right. it was a bad report. it was a very bad report, was not covered as badly and as -- the way it should have been, but frankly, i'm listening to made in america or made in the usa, regardless of what he's saying, why isn't he doing something about china? he never attacks china. he's not stopping the problem
her third gold medal in beach volleyball. this will be her third child. >>> michelle obama's school lunch calorie limits leaving a bad taste with these teens. they channeled their frustration into a parody "we are hungry." ♪ we are hungry ♪ >> gretchen: video based on the song "we are young" and shows the students collapsing and crawling on the ground in exhaustion. parents and teens say 850-calorie maximum doesn't cut it, especially athletes who need more energy doing the day. those are your headlines. >> steve: come on, kids, you wouldn't be hungry if you ate hummus. >> brian: why was an american high school marching band ordered to pay tribute to the russian revolution? who thought of that idea and who thought it was a good one? hand me my sickle. >> steve: then would you vote for or against the candidate based solely on the color of their skin? ann coulter has a brand-new book and says that's what the libya media is promoting. -- liberal media is promoting. she's here next. >> appleby's in some locations, they're staying open later and giving amle bee's a more nightclub feel
. michelle obama has been pressing everybody to get a friend and early voting, i think is going to help the president. but we'll see. >> bill: i mean -- in my democratic chair days in california, it was not -- voting by mail. it was the same sort of thing. the idea was to get as many people as you could to vote by mail and to get them in early. because you get those votes they're in the bank, right? they're locked in. and you can't go back and say i changed my mind. >> don't have to worry about weather on election day. >> bill: somebody gets sick or their car breaks down or that kind of stuff. get it in the bank. you can count on them. and then were anything to happen right later. oh. damn, you know. i just can't vote for him. it is too late. >> i think that the old school of liking to go in the voting booth and i think with the internet and kids now, i ask our interns, i'm like when is the last time you actually bought a print newspaper and no hands go up. i don't think -- i think some people like to go to the voti
that rally live at 6:40 p.m. eastern on c-span. after that, first they michelle obama delivers remarks at the congressional black caucus foundation awards dinner here in washington. her comments are live at 7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. last night, a massachusetts republican senator scott brown and democratic challenger elizabeth warren faced off in the first of four televised debates. according to the cook political report, it is considered a tossup. this is almost one hour. >> the evening and welcome to the massachusetts senate debate. i'm john keller, political analyst, welcoming our listeners on news radio 1030 and our viewers online and across the nation on c-span. a special hello to our spanish- speaking viewers on univision. buenos noches. we have the incumbent scott brown, former state senator, elected in january 2010. and the challenger -- elizabeth warren of cambridge, a professor at harvard law school, making her first run for elected office. the brief court about our format. i will be asking questions formulated by us and of yours who submitted them to cbsboston.com you
right here on c-span. after that, first lady michelle obama delivers remarks of the congressional black caucus foundation awards dinner here in washington. her remarks start live on saturday at 7:30 p.m. eastern, also on c-span. >> we have to crack down on china when the cheap. they manipulate their currency. -- when they cheat. they manipulate their currency. they still patents and designs. they have to understand that they cannot take away jobs on that basis. >> up rooting companies and sending them to china. pioneers. you cannot stand up to china when all you do is send them our jobs. >> what engage with c-span as a campaign boost to the november elections -- watch and engage with c-span as the campaign moves to the november elections. there'll be a town hall debate on october 16, tuesday. the final debate takes place on october 22. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and on c-span.org. >> california congresswoman maxine waters was cleared of ethics violation charges today. part of her chief of staff and also her grandson, it is still under inquiry. her husband held stock in
to go. >> that matches, when i interviewed michelle obama on the campaign trail, they really don't want this to change them. they really don't want to change as people, as individuals. >> too bad. >> it's impossible. >> it is completely impossible, isn't it, jon meacham, especially these days? >> oh, yeah. but the drama of almost every president in recent times has been that they feel that to whom much is given, much is expected so that he'll find a way to serve in some broadway. i would strongly -- i would suspect that obama would look very hard at the clinton global initiative and what president carter's done. >> the idea is that he's going to go do nothing, his interactions with the world are going to return to more normal -- people are just going to treat him like another guy kind of thing. >> well, someone bear hugged him. there you go. the piece is in the new issue of "vanity fair." michael lewis. thank you very much. >> great piece in "vanity fair." make sure you go out and get it. >>> still ahead, new video from vie row where fresh clashes are erupting between police and protest
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